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Bishop of Oxford prays for ‘beloved’ Queen as health concerns grow


Sep 8, 2022

THE BISHOP of Oxford said he has added his own prayers for ‘our beloved Queen’.

The Rt Rev Steven Croft, who was appointed Bishop of Oxford in 2016, followed the Archbishop of Canterbury and other religious leaders in praying for the monarch.

He said in a statement: “I join my own prayers to those of this diocese and the entire country for our beloved Queen in this moment: for peace, for strength, for rest. Prayers for all the Royal Family and for our nation. God save our gracious Queen.”

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The Archbishop of Canterbury has said the ‘prayers of the nation’ are with the Queen.

"My prayers, and the prayers of people across the (Church of England) and the nation, are with Her Majesty The Queen today," Justin Welby tweeted.

"May God's presence strengthen and comfort Her Majesty, her family, and those who are caring for her at Balmoral."

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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